To kick-off our Centennial Celebrations of the October Socialist Revolution join Harvard History Professor John Womack as he shares his "Reflections 100 years after the Russian Revolution Part I" on Saturday, August 5th beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Marxist Education, 550 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.
Historian John Womack, author of "Zapata and the Mexican Revolution" and long-time friend of the CME, reflects on developments in the century since the Russian Revolution. In 2009, when the Mexico City government awarded him the 1808 medal, he turned the award over to the Mexican Union of Electricians, saying: "My infinite respect for the ability of Mexicans to transform in benefit of the majority their moments of crisis. Such conviction moves me to give honor and deliver this medal to the most important, most courageous organization that took form in this city during the revolutionary wars at the beginning of the last century, the Mexican Union of Electricians." In June 2009 Womack retired from his post as the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics at Harvard University.